Ireland is an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean located off of the western coast of Great Britain. In the Muggle world, the majority of the island is occupied by the Republic of Ireland (also known simply as Ireland). It is a sovereign nation, while the northeast corner is home to Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom.[1] The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is Dublin and the de facto capital of Northern Ireland is the city of Belfast

Magical gouvernment

The political boundaries and governance of Ireland in the wizarding world are unknown. It may be a single political entity under the jurisdiction of the British Ministry of Magic.[2]

A delegate from Ireland was member of the International Confederation of Wizards, and participated in the meeting held at the Magical Congress of the United States of America on 6 December 1926.[3]

Magical education

In the early Middle Ages, Maeve, a witch queen, taught several young witches and wizards in the magical arts.

Later, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was founded in Scotland, and Irish witches and wizards were accepted there.

Magical sports and games


One of the ancient broom games played before the climax of the evolution of Quidditch, Aingingein flourished in Ireland. The game became the subject of many Irish ballads in which Fingal the Fearless took a significant role (being alleged champion of the game).[6]

Modern game of Quidditch was well established in 14th century in Ireland which is proven by Zacharias Mumps's account - he describes the game between the Irish from Cork and Englishmen from Lancashire, in which Irish team demonstrates tricks with Quaffle at that time unknown in England and beats the English soundly.[7]

In 1994 the Irish National Quidditch team won the 422nd Quidditch World Cup, defeating the Bulgarian National Quidditch team in the final match.[5]

Magical creatures

Native species

Species native by region

  • Porlock: native to southern Ireland.
Species found within Ireland

The ashwinder, basilisk, bundimun, chizpurfle, clabbert, fairy, flobberworm, ghost, ghoul, hippogriff, jobberknoll, kneazle, mooncalf, plimpy, poltergeist, puffskein, salamander, streeler, werewolf and winged horse are all found worldwide.

Known residents

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Seamus Finnigan, a permanent resident of Ireland

Behind the scenes

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Domhnall Gleeson and Evanna Lynch at the Irish première of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1


External links

Notes and references

  1. Ireland at Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup) - The Bulgarian National Quidditch team was represented by the Bulgarian Minister for Magic, while the Irish National Quidditch team was represented by Cornelius Fudge of the British Ministry of Magic. In addition, the British and Irish Quidditch League, which falls under the authority of the Department of Magical Games and Sports of the British Ministry of Magic, has both a team from Ballycastle, Northern Ireland and a team from Kenmare, Republic of Ireland. This suggests that the whole of Ireland may be a single political entity that falls under the jurisdiction of the British Ministry of Magic in the wizarding world.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Introducing Percival Graves
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 2 (Ancient Broom Games)
  7. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chocolate Frog Cards
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  11. Fiona Shaw at Wikipedia
  12. Evanna Lynch at Wikipedia
  13. Brendan Gleeson at Wikipedia
  14. Domhnall Gleeson at Wikipedia
  15. Richard Harris at Wikipedia
  16. Michael Gambon at Wikipedia
  17. Geraldine Somerville at Wikipedia
  18. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
  19. Devon Murray at Wikipedia
  20. Ciarán Hinds at Wikipedia